2019 Street Improvement Updates

July 26, 2019

Construction has begun on this year’s street improvement project which covers the Partridge Estates and Heather Ridge neighborhoods. The improvements include miscellaneous storm sewer/sanitary sewer/water main repairs and replacement, replacement of isolated sections of structurally damaged curb and gutter, repaving of the asphalt pavement section, and installation of uniform street lighting. It also includes replacing the top surface of pavement on Helmo Avenue from 15th Street to Upper 23rd Street.
 
T.A. Schifsky & Sons, Inc. is the Contractor for this project. They have successfully completed many similar projects for the City.  This work will be done in phases by area to help minimize disruption. All project work is scheduled to be complete by early September.

Project Areas:

Current and Planned Work


Partridge Estates Area

  • Lighting work in this area has begun with the installation of the new wiring system.  Street light installation will follow.
  • Boulevard sodding will be done after the lighting work is complete.

Heather Ridge Area

  • Underground pipe work is complete in this area.
  • The first layer of asphalt has been placed on Hayward Road, Heather Ridge Road from Hayward to 46th Street, Heather Way, 46th Street and 46th Street Court.
  •  The remaining streets on the south end are planned to be reclaimed into gravel about mid-August.
  • The Dog Park on Helena Road is closed now for improvements. This installation of a drinking fountain and concrete sidewalk should be completed next week. The parking lot paving and fencing will follow during the second week of August. We apologize for the inconvenience, but it is for the safety of people and their pets while this work is done. 
  • City crews have finished the replacement of the play equipment at Oakfield Park. 
  • Excel Gas crews have begun their own grass restoration with seeding and fiber mulch.   

Helmo Avenue mill & overlay

  • Spot curb and gutter repairs and pedestrian ramp work started this week and will be completed early next week.
  • Boulevard restoration will be completed after the curb and gutter repairs.
  • The top layer of asphalt pavement is planned to be milled and repaved in early August.
As construction progresses, please use caution traveling within the project area.  Also, please do not park vehicles on the street from 7AM to 7PM within the project area unless instructed to by the Contractor to accommodate driveway work. This will help the Contractor to work more efficiently, and will create a safer work zone. Thank you, as always, for your ongoing patience and cooperation.
 
If there are any questions or comments regarding the project, please contact one of the following people:
  • Joe Meemken, 651-724-5588, On Site Project Representative, SEH
  • Jeff Thene, 651-490-2049, Sr. On Site Project Representative, SEH
  • Brian Bachmeier, 651-730-2730, Oakdale Public Works Director/City Engineer
  • Todd Blank, 651-490-2017, Project Manager, SEH
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